Shop Operations http://americanmachinist.com/taxonomy/term/6639/more en New Functions, Options, Applications Enhance Machine Shop Performance http://americanmachinist.com/qc-and-inspection/new-functions-options-applications-enhance-machine-shop-performance <div class="node-body gallery-body">Every machine shop is aware of its competition and its customers’ demand for faster, better, lower-cost finished parts. Here’s a list of new functions, options, and applications for improving machine shops’ results, which can be achieved with more incremental changes or adjustments to workflows. </div> <p><a href="http://americanmachinist.com/qc-and-inspection/new-functions-options-applications-enhance-machine-shop-performance" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://americanmachinist.com/qc-and-inspection/new-functions-options-applications-enhance-machine-shop-performance#comments CAD/CAM Software Machining / Cutting QC and Inspection Shop Operations Thu, 23 Mar 2017 14:15:00 +0000 55581 at http://americanmachinist.com How to Introduce Additive Manufacturing Without Hindering Machining http://americanmachinist.com/shop-operations/how-introduce-additive-manufacturing-without-hindering-machining <div class="field-byline"> Megan Ray Nichols | Twitter @nicholsrmegan </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Before investing time and capital into a complete revision of your production process, consider a step-by-step approach to implementing additive manufacturing into an ongoing manufacturing operation. </div> <p><a href="http://americanmachinist.com/shop-operations/how-introduce-additive-manufacturing-without-hindering-machining" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://americanmachinist.com/shop-operations/how-introduce-additive-manufacturing-without-hindering-machining#comments Machining / Cutting Shop Operations Thu, 16 Mar 2017 12:49:00 +0000 54651 at http://americanmachinist.com <p>&ldquo;Additive manufacturing&rdquo; describes a range of technologies that convert CAD models into 3D forms, including stereolithography and fused deposition modeling, for polymers and other non-metallic materials; and selective or direct metal laser sintering and selective laser melting for metals and alloys. Hybrid manufacturing processes typically use one of the latter technologies to add details to workpieces already semi-finished by CNC machining. &nbsp;(Elb-Schliff Werkzeugmaschinen GmbH photo)</p> Caterpillar in Partnership to Develop 3DP Aluminum, Titanium Parts http://americanmachinist.com/news/caterpillar-partnership-develop-3dp-aluminum-titanium-parts <div class="node-body article-body"><p>Caterpillar Inc. has an agreement in place with FIT AG to design and produce aluminum and titanium parts using additive manufacturing technologies. &ldquo;Caterpillar has a long history of creating innovative products designed to fit the needs of our customers and entering into a strategic alliance with a leader in additive manufacturing will help further that tradition,&rdquo; according to Stacey DelVecchio, Caterpillar Additive Manufacturing project manager.</p></div> <p><a href="http://americanmachinist.com/news/caterpillar-partnership-develop-3dp-aluminum-titanium-parts" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://americanmachinist.com/news/caterpillar-partnership-develop-3dp-aluminum-titanium-parts#comments News Shop Operations Wed, 15 Mar 2017 02:19:00 +0000 54441 at http://americanmachinist.com <p>FIT AG&rsquo;s subsidiary FIT Production GmbH uses multi-laser melting as well as electron-beam melting technologies to produce 3D-printed metal parts for manufacturing and other customers.</p> High-Precision, High-Efficiency Ideas for Machine Shops http://americanmachinist.com/shop-operations/high-precision-high-efficiency-ideas-machine-shops <div class="node-body gallery-body">Precision is at the core of every effort in every machine shop, not simply to complete turning, grinding, milling, etc. with exceptional accuracy and finish quality — but to get every task, every problem, every idea or inquiry addressed effectively, efficiently and profitably. No wasted steps, no missed opportunities.</div> <p><a href="http://americanmachinist.com/shop-operations/high-precision-high-efficiency-ideas-machine-shops" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://americanmachinist.com/shop-operations/high-precision-high-efficiency-ideas-machine-shops#comments Automation Cutting Tools Machining / Cutting QC and Inspection Shop Operations Thu, 09 Mar 2017 16:07:00 +0000 53621 at http://americanmachinist.com Economical, Flexible Option for Dual-Line Lubrication http://americanmachinist.com/shop-operations/economical-flexible-option-dual-line-lubrication <div class="node-body article-body">A new automated lubrication system design gives industrial operation an economical way to validate that critical bearing points receive proper amounts of grease or oil.</div> <p><a href="http://americanmachinist.com/shop-operations/economical-flexible-option-dual-line-lubrication" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://americanmachinist.com/shop-operations/economical-flexible-option-dual-line-lubrication#comments Machining / Cutting QC and Inspection Shop Operations Wed, 01 Mar 2017 23:04:00 +0000 53541 at http://americanmachinist.com Nervous About the Elephant in the Room? It May be Time to Modernize http://americanmachinist.com/shop-operations/nervous-about-elephant-room-it-may-be-time-modernize <div class="field-byline"> Scott Lapcewich, VP and GM, Customer Support &amp; Maintenance, Rockwell Automation </div> <div class="node-body article-body"><div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <p>If you&rsquo;re like most organizations, you have at least one large, unavoidable issue that has gone unaddressed for too long. You may not acknowledge it, but it&rsquo;s always there. And it&rsquo;s not going away on its own.</p> <p>It&rsquo;s the elephant in the room, and it could be any number of things.</p></div></div> <p><a href="http://americanmachinist.com/shop-operations/nervous-about-elephant-room-it-may-be-time-modernize" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://americanmachinist.com/shop-operations/nervous-about-elephant-room-it-may-be-time-modernize#comments American Machinist Newswire Shop Operations Wed, 22 Feb 2017 20:28:00 +0000 51231 at http://americanmachinist.com Ten Ways Industry Uses 3D Scanning http://americanmachinist.com/shop-operations/ten-ways-industry-uses-3d-scanning <div class="node-body gallery-body">From prototyping to quality assurance, 3D scanning has become an integral part of the manufacturing process. Here are ten current uses. </div> <p><a href="http://americanmachinist.com/shop-operations/ten-ways-industry-uses-3d-scanning" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://americanmachinist.com/shop-operations/ten-ways-industry-uses-3d-scanning#comments American Machinist Newswire Machining / Cutting News Shop Operations Tue, 21 Feb 2017 19:43:00 +0000 51101 at http://americanmachinist.com 10 Tech Predictions for 2017 and Beyond http://americanmachinist.com/shop-operations/10-tech-predictions-2017-and-beyond <div class="node-body gallery-body">Deloitte rubs its crystal ball early every year and reveals some of its predictions — in tech, media and telecommunications — for the next 12 months and beyond. </div> <p><a href="http://americanmachinist.com/shop-operations/10-tech-predictions-2017-and-beyond" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://americanmachinist.com/shop-operations/10-tech-predictions-2017-and-beyond#comments CAD/CAM Software Shop Operations Wed, 15 Feb 2017 19:12:00 +0000 50431 at http://americanmachinist.com 3 Trends That Will Drive the Automotive Industry in 2017 and Beyond http://americanmachinist.com/shop-operations/3-trends-will-drive-automotive-industry-2017-and-beyond <div class="field-byline"> Stefan Issing, Global Industry Director--Automotive, IFS </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Look for mandatory IT on new cars, increased popularity of in-vehicle wi-fi hotspots, and an increase of EVs in China, among other developments. </div> <p><a href="http://americanmachinist.com/shop-operations/3-trends-will-drive-automotive-industry-2017-and-beyond" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://americanmachinist.com/shop-operations/3-trends-will-drive-automotive-industry-2017-and-beyond#comments American Machinist Newswire Machining / Cutting News QC and Inspection Shop Operations Wed, 15 Feb 2017 15:01:00 +0000 49711 at http://americanmachinist.com CDC Study Says One in Four U.S. Adults have Hearing Damage http://americanmachinist.com/shop-operations/cdc-study-says-one-four-us-adults-have-hearing-damage <div class="node-body article-body">In a recent study, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention researchers found that many U.S. adults have damage from noise exposure despite reporting good hearing.</div> <p><a href="http://americanmachinist.com/shop-operations/cdc-study-says-one-four-us-adults-have-hearing-damage" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://americanmachinist.com/shop-operations/cdc-study-says-one-four-us-adults-have-hearing-damage#comments American Machinist Newswire News Shop Operations Wed, 15 Feb 2017 14:53:00 +0000 49611 at http://americanmachinist.com